Rain in Florida Helps Relieve Drought, but Creates Flooding and Erosion Concerns29.1N 81W
Since a sudden reversal in weather conditions, Florida, which had been experiencing extreme drought, has received over 30 cm (12 in) of rain in some areas, including locations near Daytona Beach (click here for previous article). More heavy rain and winds are expected in the coming days, reports the Weather Channel.
Portions of east-central and northeast Florida may see another 12 or more centimeters (5 or more inches) of rainfall on top of what has already fallen. Localized flooding is also possible.
Winds have gusted between 30 and 55 mph along the northeast and east-central coast. The persistent onshore flow has resulted in some beach erosion and minor damage.
The gradient (difference in pressure) between high pressure to the north and lower pressure to the south will persist into Wednesday.
As a result, the gusty onshore winds will continue with gusts from 25 to 40 mph along the northeast Florida coast. So, winds may be a shade lower on Wednesday.
In addition, the threat for dangerous rip currents and high surf will persist along the Southeast Coast.